Wednesday, February 15, 2006

An Even 50...

After 'Lost' ended, I clicked over to the C's game, just to see how the boyz were doin'.

Like the Bruins, the C's are a team that just can't seem to find itself this season. They have had some nice moments but... there have been a lot of times where it's not been fun to watch. Despite an inconsistent season so far, the C's remain in contention to make the playoffs.

In tonight's game vs. The Cavs, the C's showed a lot of grit, but came up just short. The C's made a game of it and it certainly was exciting to watch. Paul Pierce set a career high with 50 points before fouling out in the 2nd over-time. The effort was there, even if the result was not what we would have liked to see. That counts for something in my book.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Celts kick some butt on opening night...

Celtic Pride Lives. Yes it is true. I was honestly excited for The Celtics opening night tonight. I even let the kids stay up late to watch a little of the game. It was great to see (and hear) Tommy Heinsohn back out there with Mike Gorman cheerleading for The Celts. I love that guy. The Chief was in the house, Red was in the house and Paul Pierce even came out and said a few words to thank the fans before the game started, which I thought was very cool.

My opinion of Pierce had taken a downturn last year but maybe now he's gotten his act together and has dropped the whole 'thug' path he seemed to be headed down. Hope so.

The game was very exciting right from the start and it was a close game right to the end. Unfortunately the C's could not hold onto a late lead and the game went into ovahtime, but the Celts really put the boots on and kicked some ass in the OT period.

Dalante West was the man tonight. He was absolutely en-fuego the whole night. Ricky Davis and Peirce both had great games as well.

It was good to see Pierce moving the ball around and not trying to do it all himself. If there's one thing I hate about the NBA it's when there's a man open and a player that's got the ball and is getting triple-teamed will not pass the ball to a player who can take a shot.

With the current suckage that is the Boston Bruins right now, it's great to see the Celts starting up again. Yes, it's only game 1, but it's nice to have The Green back in the Gahden along with The Black and Gold.

144-100, C's

Thursday, May 05, 2005

91-89 9.2 seconds left...

I'm watching this Celtics / Indiana game and there's 9.2 seconds left in the overtime period. The Celts have a 2 point lead but Indiana has the ball. Indiana could tie or take the lead here. The game should have been ovah in regulation but Pierce could not contain himself and committed a totally stupid foul that let Indiana have a second chance at life and they tied the game.. Unbelievable.

Then the Celts bring in a player cold off the bench to shoot their 2 free throw points for the original foul on Peirce, I don't even remember who it was to be honest, and he missed both. That's ridiculous. I don't care if you're cold off the bench or not, your in the frickin' NBA for cryin out loud, you ought to be able to make a couple free throws when you get to this level... Yeah, I know there's pressure and it's not an easy situation, but still...

Game on.

Indiana inbounds and O'neill (who I friggin' HATE) takes the shot but misses. Celts get the rebound and have the ball with 1 sec and change left... Time-out.

Now we're going to go through this whole foul thing... We better get one of these free throws... theres like point 7 seconds left in the game at this point. West gets 1 out of 2 free throws. Geeez. What the heck? The guy can't make 2 free-throws?? Anyway... point 7 seconds left with a 3 point Celts lead...

Indiana inbounds but misses the shot

GAME 7. See you back in Boston.

(Oh, happy Cinco de Mayo by the way!)

Friday, April 29, 2005

The Celts... What was that debacle?? Sox vs. Texas...

First off, what is the deal with all the days off between games in this Boston / Indiana playoff series? After what seemed like forever, The Celts finally got back to playing basketball last night. Unfortunately, they did not get back to playing good basketball. The Celt's lost the game last night. I don't even know what the final score was and I don't think I want to know. All I know is they got stomped. I checked in on the score in the 3rd and they were getting their butts kicked. I watched a little bit of the game and said to myself, "They're playing like crap. I'm not wasting my time staying up to watch this..."

I think the long break between games is partially to blame, especially since I became totally confused as to what day the games were on and accidentally wore my good luck Celts t-shirt yesterday, completely screwing up the team's karma. So I guess I can take part of the blame there....

Yes, I am under the belief that my choice of clothing can have an effect on the team's performance. Yes, I know I am a freak. Don't worry though, I'm wearing Red Sox gear today, including Red Sox socks, which are key, so hopefully The Sox will get back on the winning track tonight vs Texas with Wake pitching against Park.

Meanwhile Foulke is aware that there is a problem (how can he not be) and is working to fix it. I have faith in him and I refuse to get down on Foulke. I think know he will work his way out of this funk he's been in.

Meanwhile some more, Wade Miller is close, very close to being ready to go... Oooooo... so tantalizing...

"Keep the Faith"

Friday, April 22, 2005

Various topics and lets not forget, Happy Reward Friday!

First off, it's that day, the day we all wait all week for, REWARD FRIDAY!! So have a good Reward Friday.

My wife had a girls night out last night and did not come home till like 2AM this morning so I was up late worrying about her since she did not call me to let me know she was ok. I can't complain since I've done that to her plenty of times in the past before I learned my lesson, (though I'm not going to give her the silent treatment like I used to get...) In any case, I had a hard time getting up this morning since I only got about 4 hours of sleep.

It was my carpool partner's turn to drive and I was in a bit of a surly mood due to the lack of sleep. He likes WEEI, which is fine, but I can't stand Dennis and Callahan. Cannot. Fucking. Stand them. I hate Mitre too. So, being forced to listen to those jackasses on WEEI's morning drive did not help my mood. Today they were all haughty and uptight about some picture depicting Johnny Damon as Jesus and the other Sox players as deciples. First off, who cares? Get a clue, it's meant to be a joke! 2nd, that picture came out months ago and you're just discovering it now? Get the fuck over yourselves lame-asses... I am continually amazed at the supposed popularity of the WEEI morning show.

Thankfully, being Reward Friday, we stopped at Dunkins before heading into The Software Factory and that immediatly fixed my bad mood. My Dunkin's steak egg and cheese sandwich and medium coffee this morning were perfect. Bad mood ovah.

The Celts will play their first game of the playoffs tonight against Indiana and I have yet to sit through an entire Celtics game. It's going to be rainy this weekend so in true Fair-Weather Celtics Fan Fashion, I will probably watch one of the weekend games. Like I said before, if they get into the second round, I'm set. Everything after that will be gravy. Of course, a 17th banner would be nice, but lets get through the first round of the playoffs first...

Matt Clement pitched brilliantly last night, or so I read, since I did not actually watch the game. My wife was out being a party animal, so I watched the directors cut of "Aliens" and got that out of my system.

Ripley: You know Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage!

Anyway, just yesterday I was comparing Clement to Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn from the movie 'Major League'. Hmmm. Did Clement read my post and say to himself, "Hey, I'm really gonna prove that guy wrong tonight!" Well, you can all thank me now because it worked! (Yah. Right...)

Ok, maybe it was not my post from yesterday that did it, but whatever it is, I hope it continues. The Sox starting rotation has been doing great.

Enjoy your Reward Friday alcoholic beverage(s) of choice this evening after work. I might go with the Jack and Ginger tonight...

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Pats, Celts, Sox, Snowblower

From what I can tell, there is not much to talk about today in the world of sports.


The Pats released Earthwind Moreland and signed a few new assistant coaches. No news on the Pats Offensive Coordinator job...

It's looking like Antoine Walker is coming back to the Celts. Interesting. Very interesting. The deal is not final yet but it looks like they just have to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's and it is going to happen. This should make Paul Peirce happy. I liked Antoine so I'll be glad to see him wearing The Green again. Maybe I'll even watch more than 1 quarter of basketball before the season ends. 'Twan may provide the spark this team seems to need right now.

Curt 'THE MAN' Shilling threw 47 pitches from the mound today down at Spring Training. This article in the Globe reports he was not happy with his performance but Francona and pitching coach Dave Wallace were 'encouraged'. Personally, I'm more than encouraged. I'm thrilled.

In other 'Life in General' news...

The Snow-blower Saga continues... My now famous snow-blower was picked up today so that whatever is wrong with it can be repaired. Normally I would attempt this kind of manly repair-work stuff myself, since a snowblower is really not that complicated a machine, but since I don't have a garage, working on it outside in the middle of winter can be rather unpleasant, especially if your numb fingers run across a sharp edge or drop a bolt or nut or something else important in the snow and it gets lost. Violent swearing and other nonsense usually ensues when that kind of thing happens. So, in my mind, it is worth it to shell out some dough to get it working again. I'm just hoping I can get it back before the next big storm...


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